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Yankees, Aroldis Chapman arbitration hearing Feb. 19, report says

Chapman has 546 career strikeouts The Yankees and left-hander Aroldis Chapman will have an arbitration hearing February 19 to decide what the closer will be paid this season, per a report via Twitter from Jon Heyman: Aroldis Chapman arb hearing is Feb 19. Interesting case. He seeks $13.1M, yanks proposed $9M. -- Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February...
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Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman won’t face domestic violence charges

Earlier this offseason reports surfaced of accusations of domestic violence against then Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. However, those accusations have not materialized in to official charges according to reports out today. Champan was upfront with investigators according to reports: Chapman admitted to investigators that there had been an argument at his house on Oct. 30...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman will not face domestic violence charges

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman will not face any charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that took place with his girlfriend back in October. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that the Florida State Attorney’s office has decided to not move forward with criminal charges against Chapman due to a lack of evidence. Here are some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Aroldis Chapman was just "standing his ground?"

Good news: Jon Heyman says he'll skate.Word is going around that a long suspension is unlikely in the case of Aroldis Chapman’s alleged domestic violence incident. MLB is taking the domestic violence issue very seriously but word is the evidence may be thin in this case. The Yankees aren’t saying anything beyond that they did their “due diligence” in making the trade. But...
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees Build Laugh-Out-Loud Bullpen With Aroldis Chapman

At best, Aroldis Chapman is unstable. A manageable sort of loose cannon. At worst, he’s violent, a danger not only to himself but to others. There’s a lot to try to handle here — more than we want to have to handle when we’re dealing with baseball players and baseball trades. We don’t want to have to consider this stuff, but here we are, and it can’t be avoided. Aroldis...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Yankees acquire Aroldis Chapman from Reds

    The New York Yankees have acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds. YES Network’s Jack Curry initially reported that the trade was nearly done, with Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal confirming it. According to’s Bryan Hoch, the Yankees parted with pitching prospect Rookie Davis, 28-year-old Caleb Cotham, and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda. None...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals have 'significant interest' in Chapman

The Dodgers are believed to have moved on from Aroldis Chapman, but that does not mean the Reds will be unable to find a trade partner for the left-handed fireballer this offseason. Marly Rivera of reports that the Nationals have “significant interest” in acquiring Chapman, with the Astros also in the mix. Rivera notes that the Dodgers have not completely given...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker on Aroldis Chapman: ‘He’s a heck of a guy’

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker made an appearance at the MLB Winter Meetings Tuesday and was asked about the alleged domestic violence incident involving one of his former players, Aroldis Chapman. Baker, who managed Chapman during his tenure with the Cincinnati Reds from 2010-2013, came to the defense of the closer. “He’s a heck of a guy,” Baker told reporters...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman accused of firing shots and ‘choking’ girlfriend

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman is in hot water after a police report stemming from an incident at his home in Miami this past October shows he allegedly fired eight shots in his garage and “choked” his girlfriend. The report was obtained by Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, and it paints a dark picture. However, no arrests were made at the time of the incident...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Following in the footsteps of fellow entertainment mogul, Jay Z, singer Marc Anthony announced the creation of Magnus Sports Agency on Monday. And he already has his first major client: Aroldis Chapman.Teaming up with Praver Shapiro Sports Management, Anthony's new agency is already representing MLB players Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler, Raisel Iglesias and Juan Uribe, in addition...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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